The comeback is real.
At least, that’s what former Baltimore Orioles’ 1B Rafael Palmeiro is saying.
On January 5, Palmeiro posted this tweet of himself in a batting cage, taking swings:
Now, Palmeiro, 53, has reached a deal with the Cleburne Railroaders, and will play alongside his son, Patrick.
Palmeiro last played in the Major Leagues as a 40-year-old in 2005 with the Orioles.
Since then, he hasn’t seen much action outside of a game played with the Sugar Land Skeeters in 2015.
During his MLB career, Palmeiro was a feared slugger that finished with a career .288 batting average and 569 HR’s.
However, his career and legacy took a turn when Palmeiro was one of several players accused of using performance enhancing drugs, and testified to Congress about his alleged non-usage.